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  1. 10 Rillington Place

    10 Rillington Place (1971)


    10 Rillington Place is a 1971 British-American crime drama film, directed by Richard Fleischer. It stars Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson and was adapted by Clive Exton from the book Ten Rillington Place by Ludovic Kennedy.

  2. 127 Hours

    127 Hours (2010)


    127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and produced by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco as real-life canyoneer Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Blue John Canyon, southeastern Utah, in April 2003.

  3. 18-j

    18-j (2004)


    18-j is a 2004 Argentine docudrama film. The motion picture is a collection of ten, ten-minute shorts, by ten Argentine directors. The film focuses on the July 18, 1994 bombing of the AMIA Building in Buenos Aires, where 86 people were killed and 300 others wounded. The perpetrators were never caught. AMIA is the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, a charity, and the attack is considered the largest single incident of terrorism against Jews since World War II.

  4. A Cry in the Dark

    A Cry in the Dark (1988)


    Evil Angels, released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand, is a 1988 Australian film directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay by Schepisi and Robert Caswell is based on John Bryson's 1985 book of the same name. It chronicles the case of Azaria Chamberlain, a nine-week-old baby girl who disappeared from a camp-ground near Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) in August 1980 and the struggle of her parents, Michael and Lindy, to prove their innocence to a public convinced that they were complicit in her death. Meryl Streep and Sam Neill star as the Chamberlains, and Streep was Oscar nominated for her performance.

  5. A Mighty Heart

    A Mighty Heart (2007)


    A Mighty Heart is a 2007 drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom; It is an adaptation of Mariane Pearl's memoir, A Mighty Heart. Although initially a financial failure, A Mighty Heart was met with relatively positive reviews from both critics and viewers alike.

  6. Above and Beyond

    Above and Beyond (1952)


    Above and Beyond is a 1952 American war film about Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., the pilot of the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945.

  7. Al Jennings of Oklahoma

    Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)


  8. Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton (1931)


    Alexander Hamilton is a 1931 American biographical film about Alexander Hamilton, produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and based on a play by George Arliss and Mary Hamlin. It was directed by John G. Adolfi and stars Arliss in the title role. It follows the attempts of Hamilton to establish a new financial structure for the United States following the Critical Period and the establishment of a new Constitution in 1787.

  9. Alive

    Alive (1993)


    Alive is a 1993 American biographical survival drama film based upon Piers Paul Read's 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, which details the story of a Uruguayan rugby team who were involved in the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed into the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972.

  10. All the President's Men

    All the President's Men (1976)


    All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film starred Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively; it was produced by Walter Coblenz for Redford's Wildwood Enterprises.

  11. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog (2006)


    Alpha Dog is a 2006 American crime drama film written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2006, with a wide release the following year on January 12, 2007. Starring Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Anton Yelchin, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried with Harry Dean Stanton, Sharon Stone, and Bruce Willis, the film is based on the true story of the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz and related events in 2000. It portrays the involvement of Jesse James Hollywood, a young middle-class drug dealer in California.

  12. Amelie or The Time to Love

    Amelie or The Time to Love (1961)


    Amelie or The Time to Love (French: Amélie ou le temps d'aimer) is a 1961 French drama film directed by Michel Drach. It was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.

  13. American Violet

    American Violet (2008)


    American Violet is a 2008 drama film directed by Tim Disney and starring Nicole Beharie. The story is based on Regina Kelly, a victim of Texas police drug enforcement tactics.

  14. Anthony of Padua

    Anthony of Padua (1949)


    Anthony of Padua (Italian:Antonio di Padova) is a 1949 Italian historical drama film directed by Pietro Francisci and starring Aldo Fiorelli, Silvana Pampanini and Carlo Giustini. The film portrays the life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231).

  15. Anything Can Happen

    Anything Can Happen (1952)


    Anything Can Happen is a 1952 film directed by George Seaton.

  16. Apollo 13

    Apollo 13 (1995)


    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinert, that dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.

  17. Apprentice to Murder

    Apprentice to Murder (1988)


  18. Atlas Against the Czar

    Atlas Against the Czar (1964)


    Samson vs. the Giant King (Italian: Maciste alla corte dello zar, also known as Giant of the Lost Tomb and Atlas Against the Czar) is a 1964 Italian fantasy-peplum film directed by Amerigo Anton.

  19. Atta Boy

    Atta Boy (1926)


  20. Awakenings

    Awakenings (1990)


    Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm Sayer and portrayed by Robin Williams who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He administered it to catatonic patients who survived the 1917–28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe (played by Robert De Niro) and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades of catatonia and have to deal with a new life in a new time. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards.

  21. Baadasssss!

    Baadasssss! (2003)


    Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is based on the struggles of Van Peebles' father Melvin Van Peebles (played by Mario himself), as he attempts to film and distribute Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, a film that was widely credited with showing Hollywood that a viable African-American audience existed, and thus influencing the creation of the Blaxploitation genre. The film also stars Joy Bryant, Nia Long, Ossie Davis, Paul Rodriguez, Rainn Wilson, and Terry Crews.

  22. Baile Perfumado

    Baile Perfumado (1997)


    Perfumed Ball (Portuguese: Baile Perfumado) is a 1996 Brazilian film directed by Lírio Ferreira and Paulo Caldas. Starring Duda Mamberti and Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, it shows the history of how Benjamin Abrahão befriended Lampião, the leader of Cangaço, and filmed his crimes—a feat Brazilian army could not do. It used footages took in 1936 for Abrahão's 1959 film Lampião, o Rei do Cangaço.

  23. Bajecni muzi s klikou

    Bajecni muzi s klikou (1978)


    Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (Czech: Báječní muži s klikou) is a 1978 Czech comedy film directed by Jiří Menzel. The film was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

  24. Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers (2001)


    Band of Brothers is a ten-part, 11-hour television World War II miniseries, originally produced and broadcast in 2001, based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 book of the same title. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan. The episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO. They still run frequently on various TV networks around the world.

  25. Bat*21

    Bat*21 (1988)


    Bat*21 is a 1988 film directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William Charles Anderson. Set during the Vietnam War, the film is a dramatization based on the true, costly, and controversial rescue of a U.S. navigation officer from North Vietnam. The film stars Gene Hackman and Danny Glover.

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